For dating in college

The new guys seemed so cute, and your love life seemed so full of possibilities.

But soon you knew all their names, who was cool, and who was weird.

Regardless, the unique partnerships (or lack thereof) you choose during this time will affect how you date for the rest of your life.

Here, relationship expert and author Ana Weber fleshes out how each of these five college relationships influences the kind of adult partner you'll become.

Most of my friends met their significant others organically, but I have a handful of friends who found their special someone via dating apps, even as a junior in college.

I decided to use Coffee Meets Bagel (CMB), and here are the observations that I made. Dating In College Is Pretty Terrible It’s really difficult to meet people organically because everyone is sewn to their phones and thinking of what their next move is going to be on Instagram or Snapchat.

Your mom's minivan is all packed up and you're off to tackle your freshman year of college!

But you're still in love (or in contented lust that you think is love) with your prom queen -- so she's either heading to State with you, or going to film school in California and you're committing to an LDR.

Congrats on your acceptance to Insert Here University!

The next four years will be some of the best and most significant of your life.

The major you select will pave the road to your dream job. And the people you date will shape the relationships you cultivate in adulthood.

Unlike the shallow dating pool of high school, college is an ocean of options.

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